The Herman Trend Alert
March 2, 2005
“With the increasing use of the Internet for purposes of job-seeking—and by employers searching for just the right candidates, there is a growing trend toward the use of niche job boards. The relative popularity of these services, particularly compared to the more general job boards, is fueling expansion of Internet use in the re-energized employment market.”
What a revealing set of statistics! Niche job boards are preferred by 78% of corporate employment specialists, while only 17% prefer mega-sites like Monster and Career Builder!
As an executive resume writer, I have for quite some time advised my clients to make sure their executive resumes are posted to appropriate senior-level boards such as www.theladders.com, www.6figurejobs.com, www.brilliantpeople.com, www.christian&timbers.com;, and www.atkearney.com, as well as consider membership and posting at executive networking sites such as www.netshare.com and www.execunet.com.
With this trend driving increased use of the Internet for both recruiters and candidates in the current employment market, it behooves executive-level candidates to take notice.